Saturday, November 18, 2017

Open Studio Hartford and My Busy Week

Hi all -

Woosh - I have been a busy lady.  Open Studio Weekend went very well.  I had a lot of art there - a lot of people came by - and a lot of art sold.  So, goody, goody.

Here are some pics:
Me and one of my younger fans.  This photo is by my friend Stefanie Marco and she got a great shot of the wall.

My area before the show started.

Full swing.  Shoppers come by to check out my wares.

I packed it all up on Sunday night and went home.  On Monday, I had to go out to a lovely little restaurant, Spicy Green Bean, and take down some of my art that had been hanging and put some new stuff up.


The trick here was that I didn't have time to assemble pieces from Open Studio Hartford.  I had to have this all ready to go early Monday morning.  So a two shows worth of art framed and organized. 

Then, Tuesday through Friday, I've been at a local school doing an Artist-in-Residence program.  This school contacted me in September and asked if I could do a presentation and workshops on Finders Keepers and rock painting.  So I've been busting my hump creating that for two months - but it has been a lot of fun working with the kids and the wonderful teachers.  Here's some pics of that:

Me doing my Finders Keepers presentation on stage.

Then I jump down into the audience to talk to the kids.

I couldn't do a real Finders Keepers hunt at the school because that would have been chaos.  So I did a visual one with slides.
Here's a sampling of some of the rocks that the kids have been painting all week.
I have one more day of the school visit, two days to make art stuff, then it's Thanksgiving.  Then, on Saturday and Sunday, I have another pop-up art show at West Elm.

No rest for the makers at Holiday time!

Thanks so much for stopping in!  Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Last Inktober

Inktober was a lot of fun, but it was a bit of a time-suck in an otherwise busy period, so I can't said I'm sad that it's over.  But I am happy that I have new work to show and sell at my upcoming art shows and people on Facebook and Instagram were all very positive and supportive of the project, so that was fun. 

Here's the last of Inktober.

CLIMB                 Inktober 2017                j. c. phillipps

FALL                 Inktober 2017                j. c. phillipps

FOUND                 Inktober 2017                j. c. phillipps

MASK                 Inktober 2017                j. c. phillipps

SQUEAK                 Inktober 2017                j. c. phillipps

UNITED              Inktober 2017                j. c. phillipps

In other news, it was a lovely Halloween evening.  I couldn't find my long, black cape, but I found my Cruella DeVille wig, so that's what I went with.  Magoo dressed as his father.


Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!

Since I'll be busy getting ready for Open Studio Hartford (Nov 11 & 12th) I'll take next week off of blogging.  But I'll return when it's over and tell you all about it.

Thanks so much for stopping in.